Addictive Drugs

Signs of Xanax Addiction

Xanax (alprazolam) is a type of benzodiazepine, or central nervous system (CNS) depressant, prescribed to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Xanax comes with a high potential for addiction, even when taken as prescribed, because tolerance to benzodiazepines occurs quickly. Due to the increased risk for addiction, it is important to know possible signs of Xanax …

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4 dead, at least a dozen hospitalized after mass overdose in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health said as of Wednesday morning, six more overdose cases possibly related to fake Percocet were reported. None of these cases have been confirmed as overdoses related to the street drugs. Georgia Poison Center is currently working with the hospitals and gathering more information to determine whether these additional cases are …

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Tiger Woods told police after his DUI charge that he has prescriptions for 4 drugs — here's what they do

Tiger Woods told police after his DUI charge that he has prescriptions for 4 drugs — here’s what they do Police arrested and charged Tiger Woods was with DUI at 3 a.m. on Monday morning, citing “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” The police report indicated that Woods was found asleep in his car while …

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Benzodiazepine Abuse Overview Benzodiazepines are a type of medication known as tranquilizers. Familiar names include Valium and Xanax. They are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. When people without prescriptions obtain and take these drugs for their sedating effects, use turns into abuse. Doctors may prescribe a benzodiazepine for the …

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Ohio Cops Release Images of Couple Passed Out in Suspected Overdose with Boy, 4, in the Car

Ohio police have posted shocking photos of two unconscious adults – who police believe had overdosed on heroin – in a car with a 4-year-old boy in the back seat. On its Facebook page, the city of East Liverpool, Ohio, shared the photos Thursday, along with a police report. Police say that they responded to …

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